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Salvation by Grace

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269618
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683718 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0010
Salvation by Grace

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This chapter examines the Christian doctrine of salvation by grace. Theologians and philosophers have argued that sinners owe God repentance, reparation, and penance, and they must do these things in order to be forgiven and attain salvation. The problem with penance is that it is very difficult to see what human actions could possibly make compensation to God. With this, it can be argued that salvation is a gift from God given through His grace.

Keywords: salvation; God; grace; forgiveness; penance; repentance; theology

Chapter.  10825 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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